Joe Turner

Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

J.G. Wells, Craig Taylor, Audrey Jackson


Original department was Sociology & Anthropology.

Degree Program

Department of Sociology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The implementation of the Federal Food Stamp program affords an opportunity to do responsible research on this topic due to the manner in which the program is administered. The fact that coverage is authorized on a county basis rather than a state-wide basis, which requires that each individual county request and apply for the Stamp Program, provided the availability of a sample area in southern Kentucky where five contiguous counties existed, three of which were participating in the program and two of which were not. This permitted both a control and experimental group from which to draw a sample.


Economic Policy | Economics | Inequality and Stratification | Public Administration | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Regional Sociology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Policy | Social Welfare | Sociology